29 winters after starting producing snowboard hardware, Nitro Snowboards celebrate the last year of their twenties with an expansive range of boards, boots, bindings, outerwear and accessories for every conceivable style of freestyle/freeride snowboarder - whatever the ability level or age. And as you'll know if you watched their brand/snowboarding history documentary 28 Winters last autumn, these guys have got the pedigree you can rely on to perform.
"It was no surprise they they had the biggest snowboard-only ISPO booth, but as any mildly-endowed person will tell you: it's not how big your pencil is, it's how you sign your name"
Nitro's range is, to put it mildly, massive. With one of the biggest ranges in the game it was no surprise they they had the biggest snowboard-only ISPO booth, but as any mildly-endowed person will tell you: it's not how big your pencil is, it's how you sign your name. Happily, we can report Nitro's autograph is a good 'un, with plenty to get pumped on for 2019.
In terms of boards, Austin Smith and Bryan Fox's Quiver line has expanded to include even more powder-primed all-terrain vehicles, teenage brain-burster Marcus Kleveland's pro model looks banging, and their rental range features actual, good snowboards. They've worked in Vibram to some of their bindings, too, and when it comes to boots they've gone all-in on tech for their flagship machine...
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Nitro Snowboards Quiver 2018-2019
Austin Smith and Bryan Fox's Quiver line is bigger than ever. With some old faithfuls (like the Big Bertha on the left above) along with newer shapes (like the asym one on the right above, or the 90s-style one homie's fingering below), there's a bunch to choose from depending on your preference. Austin and Bryan even raided Nitro's archives from back in the day for inspiration on some of them.
Nitro Snowboards Squash 2018-2019
One shape missing from the Quiver line for 2019 is this one - middle right. Fear not, it proved to be so popular that Nitro turned it into a whole line of its own with a bunch of different lengths available: behold, the new Squash.
Nitro Snowboards Marcus Kleveland Pro Model 2018-2019
Marcus Kleveland will no doubt be blowing your mind shortly, when the Olympic slopestyle kicks off. And this is the board he'll be doing it on. Nitro colabbed with the Klev's other main sponsor, Volcom, to make this one happen.
Nitro Snowboards Splitboards 2018-2019
If you like skinning up to tear down pow, Nitro have also got your back. Here are some of their splitboard options.
Nitro Snowboards Rental Fleet 2018-2019
Nitro have taken the welcome step of making several of their regular models available as rental versions. These have the same shape and characteristics as the regular boards, but have an easy-to-repair all black base and beefed up edges to increase the durability. Rad that renters have the chance to ride actual good snowboards – rather than bizarre spears with plate bindings – these days...
Nitro Snowboards Youth Range 2018-2019
Youth boards looking grand - for kids from micro to mini-human!
Nitro Snowboards Youth Bindings 2018-2019
And when it comes to Youth bindings, Nitro have a solid few options for the partially-grown ripper...
Nitro Snowboards Team Bindings 2018-2019
On a bunch of their higher-priced two strappers, like the Team in the foreground, Nitro have worked with Vibram (the people that make the tough, grippy soles on hiking boots and the like) to engineer a new toe strap. Not only is it light, grippy and tough as old boots, they've also managed to do away with some attachment screws that could wear away at your boots.
Nitro Snowboards Zero Bindings 2018-2019
Nitro's Zero bindings go BOOOM! on the colourway front for 2019.
Nitro Snowboards Drink Water Bindings 2018-2019
Nitro x Drink Water colab looking fiiiiine.
Nitro Snowboards Capital TLS Boots 2018-2019
The Capital is a new boot model from Nitro, which features Therm-Ic heating compatibility (sold separately), has all the bells and whistles and is ultra responsive. And wait, what?! Is that a Clicker boot?! (yes it is).
Nitro Snowboards Anthem & Thunder TLS Boots 2018-2019
More sweet Nitro boots - including the Anthem and Thunder models - most of which feature their easy, effective twin lacing system.